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Vibrant NEO Newsletter – November

December 4, 2012 in Communications, Engagement

Hello and Welcome to the November issue of Vibrant NEO!

Thanks for your continued interest in NEOSCC and the Vibrant NEO 2040 Initiative. As we near the end of 2012, there is plenty Vibrant NEO 2040 activity around Northeast Ohio. We are in process of finalizing the selection of a planning firm to assist with development of the Vibrant NEO 2040 vision and framework.  A few facts about the planning process:

Who will be involved in the planning process? We will be engaging stakeholders throughout the region through different ways and methods.

How will the planning process be conducted? We will be conducting regional engagement using a scenario planning process that creates a shared vision.

What is our objective? We are focused on developing a framework to create a more vibrant, resilient and sustainable Northeast Ohio.

NEOSCC has also launched its regional analysis of impediments to fair housing choice study.

In our engagement efforts we have launched MPO/COG workshops as well as meetings with County Leadership Groups in each of the 12 counties:

December 5 – Eastgate COG Workshop – 9:00 – 11:00am @ Davis Center

December 5 – Mahoning County - 3:00 – 5:00pm @ Davis Center

December 12 – Ashtabula County - 3:00 – 5:00pm @Ashtabula County Commissioners Meeting Room

December 12 – Portage County - 4:30pm @ Portage County Regional Planning Commission

January 9 – Stark County @ Stark State – 9:00 – 11:00am

Other meeting dates are being finalized.  If you are interested in attending these meetings, we request that you RSVP to Jennifer Margolis,

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Act: Help us spread the word

October 29, 2012 in ACT, Communications, Conditions and Trends


As a partner, supporter and/or member of NEOSCC, you have likely heard us mention our new Conditions and Trends Platform (CAT), an online tool designed to help Northeast Ohioans understand, talk about and contribute to the future of our region.

We are very excited about the potential of this tool, and we need your help to make sure it gets seen and shared.

We are relying on you and your fellow NEOSCC supporters to help spread the word about the Conditions and Trends platform to your colleagues, friends and family across the region. We’ve made it easy for you; in the attached Toolkit, you will find several components designed to help you talk about and share the Conditions and Trends Platform with your networks, in person and especially online.



Conditions and Trends Toolkit: What It Is and How to Use It

NEOSCC’s Conditions and Trends Platform (CAT) is an online tool designed to help Northeast Ohioans understand, talk about and contribute to the future of our region.

To help NEOSCC spread the word about the Platform and encourage Northeast Ohioans to make use of this resource, we’ve created a CAT Toolkit, which includes items to make it easier to talk about and share the Conditions and Trends Platform with your networks.

Toolkit Components:

  • CAT Talking Points
    A summary of the information you’ll need to talk about the CAT and NEOSCC with colleagues, friends and family.
    C&T Talking Points (DOCX)
  • CAT Executive Summary
    The CAT Executive Summary provides a short synopsis of the Platform’s Themes and key Findings. This PDF can be emailed and/or made available for downloading on your website.
    C&T Executive Summary (PDF)
  • Sample Email, Facebook and Twitter Messages
    You and your organization have substantial networks. We need your help ensuring they know the CAT Platform is a resource they can use and engaging them in NEOSCC’s efforts to make Northeast Ohio more sustainable. As part of the CAT Toolkit, we’ve provided you with sample messages you can use to share the CAT Platform with your networks by email, through Facebook and through Twitter.
    C&T Sample Email (DOCX)
    C&T Sample Tweets (DOCX)
    C&T Sample Facebook Posts (DOCX)
  • Printed Executive Summary Mailing
    A six page Executive Summary has been printed. If you are interested in distributing to your mailing lists, please contact Jeff Anderle. We have a standard cover letter and can take care of all of the mailing logistics.

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